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How to See Where Active Directory Groups Are Being Utilized?

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I have inherited a less than perfectly documented environment especially in regards to active directory so I am having trouble discerning where our active directory groups are being used. I have made the mistake of moving certain groups only to find out an important system was using that group to populate its permissions and user accounts. DOes anyone know of a way to find where AD groups are being used and by what system?
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by:Walter Padrón
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I'm afraid this is not possible the AD is not aware of who or where the groups has been used.
You should do a search on a system by system, service by service, server by server basis
BTW It doesn't have to be a manual process but no tool give you all the information in a consolidated report.
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That's what I was a afraid of....any tools that you would suggest that would help me find all of our systems?
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SpiceWorks

http://cjwdev.co.uk  AD Permissions Reporter

But you'll need PowerShell scripts mostly.
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Thanks for your help!
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